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Reinhold Niebuhr

1892 - 1971

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Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. Niebuhr was one of America's leading public intellectuals for several decades of the 20th century and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. A public theologian, he wrote and spoke frequently about the intersection of religion, politics, and public policy, with his most influential books including Moral Man and Immoral Society and The Nature and Destiny of Man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reinhold Niebuhr has received more than 1,620,047 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Reinhold Niebuhr is the 563rd most popular philosopher (up from 585th in 2019), the 1,977th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,994th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Reinhold Niebuhr ranks 563 out of 1,081Before him are Bernardino Telesio, Metrodorus of Lampsacus, Zhou Dunyi, Luis de Molina, Werner Jaeger, and Georges Canguilhem. After him are Ludwig Büchner, Jacques Ellul, Stein Rokkan, Étienne Balibar, Zengzi, and Karl Leonhard Reinhold.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1892, Reinhold Niebuhr ranks 79Before him are Germaine Tailleferre, Kang Pan-sok, Richard Neutra, César Vallejo, Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, and Thomas Mitchell. After him are Basil Rathbone, Mikhail Gurevich, Jack L. Warner, Walther Nehring, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, and Agnes Smedley. Among people deceased in 1971, Reinhold Niebuhr ranks 48Before him are Marcel Dupré, Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Gene Vincent, Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez, and Georgy Dobrovolsky. After him are Margaret Bourke-White, John Boyd Orr, Ub Iwerks, Vladislav Volkov, Duane Allman, and Helene Weigel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Reinhold Niebuhr ranks 1,977 out of 18,182Before him are Ian Somerhalder (1978), Elizabeth George (1949), Donna Reed (1921), Thomas Mitchell (1892), Neil Patrick Harris (1973), and Susan Atkins (1948). After him are Abigail Adams (1744), Téa Leoni (1966), Spiro Agnew (1918), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Beau Bridges (1941), and Donald O'Connor (1925).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Reinhold Niebuhr ranks 21Before him are Tom Regan (1938), Murray Bookchin (1921), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Charles W. Morris (1903), and Jonathan Edwards (1703). After him are Mary Parker Follett (1868), Jerry Fodor (1935), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Michael Walzer (1935), and Ted Nelson (1937).